One year to GDPR: Advice from the experts

Today marks exactly one year until the implementation of GDPR – described as the “biggest overhaul of data protection regulation ever undertaken”.  Organisations inside the EU and trading with EU nations will need to comply – failure to do so will see them face fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or EU20 […]

GDPR Conference Europe – Why Attend?

A year today, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. And yet, research conducted by Veritas shows that 54% of organisations haven’t even started preparing for GDPR. Many are struggling to interpret the regulation and determine what concrete actions they need to take in order to be compliant. With a second event taking […]

Aviation cyber risks

When discussing the vulnerability to cyber attacks of the Internet of Things, few scenarios strike more fear into the public than that of an airline brought down by a hack. Less attention is paid to the financial consequences for airlines resulting from not only cyber attacks, but also less sinister IT network outages, and the […]

GDPR – cloud computing can help achieve strong data security through enterprise-grade tools and measures, and preventing inappropriate access to data and information

Anybody responsible for their organisation’s regulatory compliance activities needs to be well prepared for GDPR and not underestimate what is required in complying with it. In brief, data protection requirements will become more stringent than those introduced in the pre-internet era that they replace. And, for the first time, data processors, currently not covered by […]

5 ways to prepare for an IT outage

SMEs are increasingly finding themselves facing IT outages, whether from a cyberattack, a simple failure or a natural disaster. Whilst they may not consider themselves as vulnerable as their larger counterparts, it is just as vital for smaller enterprises to understand the risks and invest in business continuity to keep business disruption to a minimum. […]

SS7 – the hack that can drain your bank account

Deployed for over 35 years, System Signaling 7 (SS7) is the signaling that enables mobile and fixed network operators to setup and teardown calls, route text (SMS) messages, support inter-network connectivity, transparent roaming, and provide per-session information such as caller ID. Today, SS7 is a critical part of the global telecommunications infrastructure. However, since SS7 […]

Ransomware attacks show that businesses aren’t ready for GDPR

Ransomware attacks are being launched against businesses, organisations and governments around the world almost every day, bringing cyber security into the forefront organisations’ strategies. The surge in cyber crime also poses a threat to the safety of customers’ personal data. On May 25th next year, General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) will come into effect, placing responsibility […]